1) Cylinder shape, embossed, color uncertain, around 9 or 10 inches tall. Embossed "WADDLE BROS, DEALERS IN FINE WINES AND LIQUORS, HOPKINSVILLE KY.
2) Glass jug with paper label. Label reads "COONEY'S OLD PRIVATE STOCK TN WHISKEY, A BLEND GAURANTEED BY WADDLE BROTHERS, HOPKINSVILLE, KY.
The above-mentioned item descriptions are based upon auction site sales of these items.
3) Stoneware labeled "COONEY'S PRIVATE STOCK" with possibly additional description similar to item #2. My wife saw one that had just been dug from the ***berland River in Nashville, TN. I assume that it mentioned Waddle Brothers or she would not have noticed it as her Grandfather was one of the Waddle brothers.
These items would probably be from the early 1900's when the TN liquor laws made this industry migrate out of state.
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